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New technology, be it gadgets, computers or broader innovations, can be difficult to understand. Fortunately, there are a number of YouTube channels that help you get a grasp on the latest and greatest. These sources provide news, reviews and in-depth look at what’s shaping the future. Here are ten must-watch channels every geek should subscribe to.

Kipkay

Most technology channels focus on new products or innovations with world-changing potential, but there’s more to tech then what’s new. Learning to use what’s already available in creative ways is also important, and can be a lot of fun.

That’s where Kipkay comes in. This channel focuses on projects, hacks, and how-tos. You can learn how to make a laser tripwire, charge you cellphone 5 Ways To Charge Your Phone In An Emergency 5 Ways To Charge Your Phone In An Emergency Smartphones can be important tools in an emergency. Besides providing the chance to call for help, a phone can act as a flashlight, compass and GPS. But all of a phone’s functions rely on the... Read More with a flashlight, or construct a mini fog maker. Following a few of these how-to videos can teach you the basics of building your own gadgets.

Unbox Therapy

Getting new stuff is cool. Well, except for the part where it drains your bank account to zero, at which point you can’t get any cool new stuff. What’s a gadget enthusiast to do?

Let someone else buy and unbox stuff for you! As the name implies, Unbox Therapy is (almost) all about unboxing cool tech toys and giving a few first impressions. The channel also occasionally posts some reviews and comparisons, but for the most part, this is the way to get your unboxing satisfaction on the cheap.

PC Perspective

For some people there’s no substitute to getting into the guts of technology and finding out what makes it tick. If that sounds like you, PC Perspective’s YouTube channel is sure to keep you enthralled. You’ll find teardowns of new technology, including the latest game consoles, in-depth video reviews, comparisons and even a how-to that will help you build your own gaming PC. The channel also hosts a weekly video podcast This Is How To Run A Live Podcast Or Videocast This Is How To Run A Live Podcast Or Videocast Let me tell you - running a live video stream and podcast every week is tough work indeed. Actually... that's a complete lie - but don't tell my co-hosts that because they think I'm a... Read More covering the latest in PC news.

LinusTechTips

This channel also focuses on PC hardware, but from a somewhat more mundane point of view than PC Perspective. LinusTechTips looks at a broad range of new computer-related gadgets but also provides content for the layman, including numerous buying and build guides. And, like PC Perspective, this channel hosts a weekly video podcast.

TechQuickie

Technology changes so quickly that keeping up on everything can be difficult. The vast majority of YouTube channels do little to ease your time constraint, as many last ten minutes or more.

Enter TechQuickie. This channel’s sole focus is to explain some piece of technology in about five minutes. The topics range from Bitcoin What Can I Buy With Bitcoin? [MakeUseOf Explains] What Can I Buy With Bitcoin? [MakeUseOf Explains] If you’ve never heard of Bitcoin before, then don’t worry because you’re in the majority. Let’s just say that it’s a virtual currency (meaning you’ll never be able to hold an actual Bitcoin in your... Read More to curved LCD TVs to the Windows paging file but, no matter the topic, it’s explained quickly and efficiently. Anyone who’s curious, but short on time, should subscribe to this channel immediately.

Household Hacker

Comparing this channel to Kipkay is inevitable, as they both cover a similar topic; using technology to build, or do, cool things. Household Hacker is arguably the more practical of the two, however, as it focuses a bit less on gags and a bit more on useful tips.

This channel also includes a “Scientific Tuesday” feature, which focuses on the science behind knew technology rather than a how-to. These videos are clever, focused and fairly short, so they are perfect even if you don’t have a lot of spare time.

TechnoBuffalo

Strange name aside, this channel is fairly straightforward. You’ll find news, rants, reviews and even some Let’s Play videos. What really sets this channel aside is pure volume. Currently the channel sits above 1,000 videos, and it covers everything. Phones, cars, computers, games, software; you name it, TechnoBuffalo probably covers it. This channel is a must-subscribe for folks who want to stay up-to-date on a broad range of tech-related topics.

Stanford University

Consumer technology is great, but there’s more to the field that what’s built for you to buy. There are many broader and more important innovations like advanced nano-electronics, alternative energy and even 3D printing 3D Printing - Sci-Fi Myth Or Reality? 3D Printing - Sci-Fi Myth Or Reality? A mainstay of sci-fi since the genre began, the idea of being able to create your own objects at home is understandably quite fascinating. Who hasn’t dreamed of having their own replicator that makes cookies... Read More .

The Standford University channel covers such advances in its huge library of videos which includes lectures from professors, speeches from Noble Prize winning scientists, and shorts that explain complex science in plain language. Not everything on this channel is related to tech, but a lot of it is, and you’ll find information here that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

CNET

CNET’s channel is about the closest thing you’re going to find to an online television channel. The volume of coverage, and its quality, exceeds many real cable TV shows; the only other channel that can rival CNET’s quality and consistency is TechnoBuffalo. Besides reviews and news you’ll also find numerous interviews, comparisons and behind-the-scenes look at upcoming gadgets. My personal favorite is the Adventures In Tech series, which lays out important events in recent technology history.

Tested

Mythbusters arguably deserves much of the credit for putting geek-oriented televisions on the map, and its hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have become minor legends. But did you know they have their own YouTube channel?

The channel’s name is actually appropriate, because many videos test technology in some way, but the level of depth found here isn’t replicated anywhere else. Want a 40-minute video about high speed cameras? How about a 12-minute video about coffee grinders? Or a 50-minute video about Steam OS?  You’ll find all that and much more.

Conclusion

There are literally hundreds of YouTube channels to choose from. My picks for this list are based not on popularity, but rather the quality of the videos each channel uploads. Do you think these are the top picks, or do you have a favorite that was missed? Let us know in the comments.

  1. Kevin Chimusaru
    December 6, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Jayztwocents, decryptedtech, Hardwarecanucks, Hardwareheaven, Joanne tech lover KitGUru Tech, LavcoPrice Tech, Motherboards.org, NCIX Tech Tips, Pauls hardware, PCDIY, Tek Syndicate, TechSource, ThinkComputers, Vortex, 3DGameman

  2. Western Sudan
    July 24, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Where's MKBHD ?????????????? He's the best one out there

  3. Gabriel Ben-harosh
    June 24, 2014 at 4:05 am

    What about MKBHD? He is one of the best

  4. David B
    March 26, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Not sure why Kipkay is on here. He does have a lot of good stuff, but the quality of his new things has been declining for quite some sime now.

    LinusTechTips channel hosts an EXCELLENT weekly hour-long show that goes over all the most important bits of tech news that happened over the week, discussion about those articles and includes some audience interaction (via twitch chat, twitter blitz, etc).

    Tek Syndicate is also a good channel. Has some reviews of enthusiast PC hardware and accessories and also has weeky hour-long discussions but more focus on the implications that various changes in the industry might have (e.g. telecoms buying each other, surveillance technology, etc)

  5. Sarkar
    March 26, 2014 at 2:24 am

    There is only one that is product focused how to channel. Check it out here : http://youtube.com/user/showhow2

  6. Frank
    March 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    AustinNotDuncan, Tek Syndicate, Chris Pirillo, iustine, Nixie Pixel, PCWizKid, PocketNow, Product Feedback, TastyPCTV, and tldtoday are also very good Tech Based Channels.

  7. Erlis D
    March 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I would also have mentioned Tech of Tomorrow.

  8. Victor O
    March 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    NeweggTV? From tech news every Tuesday and Thursday to Q&A, Gaming First Impressions, and product unboxings?

  9. Michael
    March 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    When they were comparing the speed of the Siri and Google search (jelly bean) I found that my iPhone 5s was a lot quicker than there iPhone, just as quick as the Google phone.

  10. royala
    March 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    briteccomputers.co.uk is really good, too.

  11. Tarique B
    March 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    you should see eli t he computer guy

    https://www.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy

  12. Raja
    March 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Where is marques brownlee ?? His subscriber count will say the effort, he keep in to his tech videos!!

  13. Scott H
    March 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

    i do not see eevblog he is good

  14. Dave P
    March 25, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Those who want more YouTube channels covering technology should check out our previous article on the subject - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-technology-youtube-channels-you-cant-miss/

    I'm not sure why it wasn't linked to in the article itself but there you go.

  15. Tokyo
    March 25, 2014 at 4:46 am

    great i loved this

  16. Eden Colin
    March 25, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Marques Brownlee??

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